Leading up to our August 1 re-launch as the New & Improved Outskirts Press we conducted some market research by asking a select cross-section of our published authors what single thing they valued MOST about publishing with Outskirts Press.
Here are the top five answers:
Nearly one-third of them said they most appreciated the ability to publish their story exactly the way they wanted. So overwhelming was this response that we made it a part of our new brand-promise: “Your book matters, let’s make it your way.” You can see this brand message across many of our social media platforms, including Facebook, our blog, Google+, and YouTube.
In close second, our authors indicated they highly valued the publishing team that was provided to them to help them throughout the publishing process. This has always been one of our core offerings, as you can see here, so it was nice to see it so well appreciated by our clients.
Coming up third was our book marketing advice and support. And while nearly 20% of the respondents indicated it was the single most important component of publishing with Outskirts Press, we made a commitment to offer even more! All new authors who begin publishing with the One-Click Suites, or the Ultimate or Full-Color after August 1st receive a Book Launch Kit, which contains:
- The 7 Tactics of Successfully Published Authors
- The Book Marketing RoadMap
- An Official Certificate of Publication
- The 28 Day Book Launch Calendar
- The Book Marketing Bookshelf
I’ll discuss each of these Book Launch Kit components in future postings, beginning with the all-new Book Marketing Bookshelf, which, beginning today, becomes available for all our published authors inside their Publishing Center. You heard it here first, and more details are coming up next time…